INDUSTRIAL WASTE

Fluorescent Lights and Dry Cell Battery Recycling

We hope to achieve our zero-emission goals, specifically through recycling poisonous mercury-containing waste.

Let HAMADA properly deal with the mercury contained in fluorescent lights and dry cell batteries. We carry out clean processing using our patented special crushing machine. The crushed fragments and dry cell batteries are then transported to contracted processing companies and recycled as mercury and glass materials.

In October, 2013 an international treaty on mercury was adopted. Under this treaty, companies are required to undertake proper disposal of mercury-containing waste. With a long history of handling mercury-containing fluorescent lights and dry cell batteries, we are ready to take your consultations.
Used Fluorescent Lights
As an agent of Nomura Kohsan Co. Ltd.-the only company which can recycle mercury in Japan-we offer appropriate handling of fluorescent lights. Using our very own special crushing machine (patent No. 4311273), we crush the light bulbs and collect the mercury within at Nomura Kohsan's Itomuka Plant after fractionate processing. In order to realize zero-emission recycling, the pieces and glass are processed for reuse as glass wool.
Process for Recycling Used Fluorescent Lights
Steps 1 to 5 are followed when processing and recycling fluorescent lights.
  • 1. Discharge

    You can store fixed amounts of used fluorescent lights.

  • 2. Collection and Transport

    You can ask collection and transporting companies to ship your fluorescent lights to us. Or you can let us collect and transport them for you.

  • 3. Intermediate Treatment (Crushing)

    By using our originally-developed fluorescent light crusher, fluorescent lights can be crushed into cullet, which is more easy to recycle. The glass is then captured and stored directly in drum containers. A special filter is used to absorb the mercury vapor locked inside the fluorescent lights and only clean air is emitted.

  • 4. Secondary Collection and Transport

    After a specified amount of crushed fluorescent light pieces have been stored, they will be transported to Nomura Kohsan's Itomuka Plant in Hokkaido using Nippon Express and JR Freight.

  • 5. Secondary Intermediate Treatment (Roasting)

    After being washed and roasted, mercury is collected and refined for reuse. The glass pieces are dried and recycled as materials for glass wool.

Fluorescent light recycling is now underway!

Used Dry Cell Batteries
As with fluorescent lights, you can leave the zero-emission recycling of mercury-containing dry cell batteries to us. After transferring and storing the dry cell batteries at our factory, we ship them to Nomura Kohsan's Itomuka Plant for processing, and collecting the mercury, iron, zinc, and manganese for reuse.
Process for Recycling Used Dry Cell Batteries
Used dry cell batteries are sent via HAMADA for final treatment at Nomura Kohsan Co. Ltd. Please view the process below for details.
  • 1. Discharge

    You can store fixed amounts of used dry cell batteries.

  • 2. Collection and Transport

    You can ask collection and transporting companies to ship your dry cell batteries to us. Or you can let us collect and transport them for you.

  • 3. Transfer and Storage

    At our recycle center we transfer and store batteries in drum containers.

  • 4. Secondary Collection and Transport

    After a specified amount of dry cell batteries have been stored, they will be transported to Nomura Kohsan's Itomuka Plant in Hokkaido using Nippon Express and JR Freight.

  • 5. Intermediate Treatment (Roasting)

    After being washed and roasted, mercury is collected and refined for reuse. Other metals are broken apart and separated into iron, zinc, manganese, etc.

Please consult us about other mercury-containing waste.
Articles handled: thermometers, mercury manometers, measuring instruments, etc.

Feel free to contact us or request materials

Tel.+81-72-686-3100
Zero-Emission Recycling HAMADA Co., Ltd.